Fifteen air transportation specialists are scheduled to leave Joint Base Lewis McChord on Saturday for Dakar, Senegal, to help support the campaign against Ebola.
These are reservists now on active duty with the 446th Airlift Wing’s 36th and 86th Aerial Port Squadrons and they will serve in Africa until May of next year.
They are expected to assist with the movement of passengers, medical equipment and supplies.
“The situation in the West African area of responsibility has been in the news quite a bit lately. There’s been no hesitation among the porters to go on this deployment. A common response has been, ‘This is what we do,’ ” said
Col. Bryan Runion, of the 446th Mission Support Group commander.